Saturday sober jukebox – there goes my hero

So I’m up in the North East for the week-end walking, chatting, running and eating with 16 other sober travellers and I put a coin in the jukebox for while I’m away! 😉

The request for this track comes from an old friend who has recently reappeared around these parts (yes that’s you jimsdad!) and goes out to our friend Dave Krohl (we wish!) who recently fell off stage during a performance, broke his leg (!) but got the EMT guy to stabilise it while he carried on singing to finish the gig before heading off to hospital to have it POP’d.  Don’t believe me? Photographic evidence of what a warrior he is!!

dave grohl

Here’s his letter to Glasto, which is also taking place this week-end, and that they were supposed to be headlining explaining how gutted he is.  Me and Jimsdad think he’s legend so here it is 🙂

You could say that he is one of us as he has been hospitalised for caffeine addiction!   Here’s what The Fix  had to say: Coffee is one of the world’s most common addictions. While it may seem innocent, the beverage contains caffeine (a drug), and for some people a daily java habit can spiral out of control. Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has admitted that a 2010 spoof video he made about his caffeine habit was based on a real incident that had him hospitalized. “We were in the studio making a record and I was drinking a lot of coffee,” the singer recalled, “and I started having chest pains, so I went to the hospital and they told me to stop drinking so much coffee.”

Cindy Grassin, an addiction specialist who works at a drug and alcohol rehab in California, tells The Fix that many people are unaware of the dependence you can develop on the seemingly benign beverage. “People don’t realize how addictive coffee can actually be,” she says. “Especially for those that have an addictive personally, monitoring coffee intake is important.” Grassin advises people to treat java just as they would any other substance. “Coffee is a drug. Period,” she says. “Because of this, you need to treat it that way by consuming it in moderation, and getting help if you, or those around you, feel you may be addicted.”

Because drinking coffee is an integral part of so many people’s daily lives, its dangers may often go unnoticed. “No one ever thought I had a problem because coffee is such an acceptable addiction in our society,” Daniel from Northern California tells us. “At one point, I believe I was drinking a cup of coffee an hour. And it wasn’t just black coffee—I would change it up with Frappucinos, lattes, and lots of coffee ice cream.” Ultimately, Daniel’s addiction landed him in the hospital, where he came to realize the severity of his problem. “I was having severe chest pains, and doctors said my adrenal glands were shot. I’m glad I got help when I did because according to them, I was on my way to a heart attack. I was also having panic attacks all the time, and my heart rate was through the roof,” he says. “Since leaving treatment, I stick to only water. But I still love the smell of coffee.”

So if you’re starting your Saturday morning with a coffee or two – be careful! And to all the sober heroes out there – there goes my hero, watch him as he goes 🙂

10 thoughts on “Saturday sober jukebox – there goes my hero

  1. He is SUCH a warrior. Thanks for the shout out, Lou. Hope you’re enjoying the North East. It’s the best place in the world. And if anyone’s reading this, Youtube the Foo Fighters doing the above song non acoustically when Grohl doesn’t have a broken leg. It’s not a song – it’s a force of nature.

  2. 🙂 Yeah, coffee, I often wake up smelling my downstair neighbours coffee. Dang! Wide awake! Glad I never liked it. I would be up to 3 liters a day now. 🙂

    Enjoy your North East sober weekend! Say hi if I know any. And maybe we can set an appointment for a chat on the desensitization training next week?

    xx, Feeling

    1. Hey feeling 🙂 Week-end was lovely and now have backlog of work to catch up on. Can I come back to you later in the week about the chat as am pretty buried right now?! xx

    1. Lori I notice myself getting a real buzz from coffee these days which is nice but alarming!! 😉 xx

  3. I always heard that this song was a eulogy for Kurt Cobain, frontman for Nirvana and Grohl’s former bandmate. Grohl has never come right out and said it, but the lyrics make it pretty clear, IMO. An amazing life cut short by drug addiction and suicide. Thanks for the 90’s throwback… lots of good memories there. 🙂

    1. You’re probably right SC – I have no idea and yes I agree re Cobain and the brilliance that was Nirvana …

  4. Hey there, so lovely to meet you this weekend. Now I know why you were nodding so knowingly and understandingly when I was chatting about my battles with caffeine…..you’d just posted a blog on the very same thing. 🙂
    I find it is a “lesser” one for me than the alcohol one was but it has ended up boiling down to that addictive pattern of reaching for something external to try and alter how I feel. And Dave Grohl …another of my sober heroes! xx xx

    1. Hey SkyJuice It was so lovely to meet you too this week-and yes to the caffeine thing!! 🙂 Here’s to the next time we drink coffee together 😉 xx

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